See My Kitchen ~ Thought For Thursday…

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Totally agree with this…As I look back at my childhood, I remember nearly always being in the kitchen with all my family hovering around me.  I would sit at the breakfast bar on my assigned stool.  Not only to eat but to do my homework, revise, have my best friends round, enjoying a cup of coffee.

The kitchen is sooo the place to be! And without a doubt my most favourite room and space in the whole home!

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This is the Shivaay Delights Kitchen!

Enjoy cooking in your little haven…I’m going in there now to lose myself in creating more food fun!

See you soon friends! Much love D x

Toffee Apple Cake With Vanilla Cream

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When I was younger,  I always left the toffees in the assortment sweet tin behind. They didn’t appeal to me at all, maybe the overall stickiness!  The only toffee thing I liked, was toffee apples!  An apple completely coated in crisp sugared hard caramel more than toffee but the sweet and sharp flavours always appealed to me!

As I grew older, I started to like toffee ice cream and now I eat all the toffees in the sweet tin first!  I have always wanted to make a toffee cake but was not sure how to capture that flavour, that slightly burnt sugar taste.

I was casually walking along the shopping isle and came across this…

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I had to try it! And boy am I glad I did.  The resulting cakes! Yes cakes!! I got 2 out of this small packet!  It tasted sooo good, had a very much homemade texture and was extremely moist especially with my addition of apple.  Simple yet delicious and we thoroughly enjoyed it!

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I do have a favour to ask!  If anyone has a great toffee cake recipe from scratch please feel free to link it to this post or to message me the link or recipe.  I would love to make one and will post it up in your name!  Thank you in advance!
Have a wonderful weekend! Much love D x

INGREDIENTS

1packet toffee cake flour mix
1 red apple grated with skin
150ml single cream
1 tbsp granulated sugar
¼ tsp vanilla extract

METHOD

• Preheat oven to 180°c, grease and line two sandwich cake tins or one 20 cm large cake tin

• Prepare the batter according to the toffee cake packet.  In my case I had to add water and oil

• Fold the grated apple into the batter

• I used two tins so divided the mixture equally.  Place the cake to bake for 30-35 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean

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• In the meantime,  in a large bowl, pour in the cream, sugar and vanilla.  Whisk cream until it becomes thick and frothy

• Once cake is done, slice up into pieces and serve with the vanilla cream

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Joining my lovely friend Angie at The Novice Gardener for today’s Fiesta Friday!

Birthday party!!!

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It was my nephew’s birthday this week and today we celebrated together as a family.My brother and sister-in-law went all out and gave their little one a party to remember. The theme being the 3 year old’s favourite “Curious George”

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A pass the parcel tailored for each child to open so they all got a present. A pulling string pinata! Where all the goodies and toys much to the little ones surprise fell and scattered everywhere. They enjoyed grabbing what they could!
Even the adults got hold of 2 model airplanes, ripped the paper packaging and started to assemble their masterpieces!

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It’s so lovely to relive our childhoods again through our children. It was just the other day I remember celebrating my sixth birthday with my best friend Natasha.

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How time flies when you’re having fun! We have to cherish every beautiful moment and this weekend we got to capture many of these wonderful moments!

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